Alliant Powder


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Dec 2, 2013
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The Great Powder Shortage of 2024 Is Said To Be Imminent. Many importers & manufacturers' are claiming that nitrocellulose, a core component of gunpowder that originates from the cotton plant in China, is facing a shortage.

Nitrocellulose, also known as guncotton, is a highly flammable compound that's a mixture of nitric esters of cellulose. It's made by treating cellulose with a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acid. Cellulose is the main substance in the walls of plant cells, helping plants to remain stiff and upright. In 1833, M. Braconet, of Paris, made the discovery that starch, sawdust and cotton wool, when treated with concentrated nitric acid, became very inflammable, taking fire at a temperature of 356 Fah., but were not really explosive. This invention remained merely as a chemical curiosity until 1846, when Professor Schonbein, of Vienna, made the discovery of rendering cotton explosive by the use of sulphuric acid combined with the nitric.

According to industry insiders, allegedly the shortage is a direct result of China refusing to sell nitrocellulose to Western nations or Europe & Only supplying Russian Interests.

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